The Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet
September 30, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions

  • I’m interested in becoming a vendor at your swap meet. What do I need to do?
    • If you are selling new or handcrafted items, you must have a California State Board of Equalization Resale Permit, with our address on it.  Our address is:
      Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet
      13963 Alondra Boulevard
      Santa Fe Springs, California  90670
      A State Board of Equalization Permit may be obtained at no cost from any State Board of Equalization office.  The nearest one to us is:
      12750 Center Court Drive South, Ste. 400
      Cerritos, California  90703-9897
      (Telephone:  562-356-1102)
      Note:  If you are NOT SELLING GOODS and just wish to use your space to advertise your business, you do NOT need the State Board of Equalization permit.
      If you are selling used items/garage sale items you are entitled to sell one (1) time in a twelve (12) month period without a California Seller’s Permit.  After selling one time in a twelve month period, you MUST have a California Seller’s Permit, regardless of what type of merchandise you are selling.

  • Okay, I’ve got my resale permit. What’s next?
    • You will need to purchase your space in person or Online. You can do this in advance or on the very day you wish to sell. Be sure to bring the above mentioned State Board Resale Permit with you, along with a valid, picture ID and proof of automobile insurance on the vehicle you plan on driving on our property.

  • What days and hours is your Reservation Office open?

      Monday: Closed
      Tuesday: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
      Wednesday: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
      Thursday: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
      Friday: 3:00 pm – 10:00 pm
      Saturday: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
      Sunday: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • What days is your swap meet open?
    • We are currently open six days a week, Tuesday through Sunday. Monday is the only day our swap meet is closed. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday our swap meet is held in our front parking lot and predominately consists of garage sale vendors. Friday night, Saturday, and Sunday our swap meet is held inside the grounds of our old drive-in movie theatre, and consists predominately of new merchandise.

  • How much are your space fees?
    • The answer to this question depends upon what day you wish to sell and what type of vendor you’d like to be.  We have Monthly Vendors and Daily Vendors.

      Monthly Vendors use the same space every Friday night, Saturday and Sunday, all month long.  These vendors pay for the entire month in advance.  Monthly Vendors pay less for their spaces than Daily Vendors.  For an additional fee, Monthly Vendors also have the option of renting a storage container, which can be used to store their merchandise.

      If you are interested in becoming a Monthly Vendor, ask the Reservation Office staff for a map of which spaces are currently available for Monthly Vendors.

      If you do NOT use the same space all month long, every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, you are a Daily Vendor.

      The first opportunity to purchase a Daily Vendor space is on the third Saturday of each month, at 9:00 am.  This is when new spaces for the upcoming month are first released to the public.  A lottery system is used to determine the order in which the vendors purchase their spaces.  (This way there is no fighting to be first in line.)  Vendors may purchase, at most, two adjacent spaces, for the entire month if desired.  After the lotto system, as many daily spaces as desired can always be purchased, up to the end of the current month.  In early March, for example, you can purchase one or more daily spaces for any day in March.  April’s spaces will be first sold on the 3rd Saturday in March and can be purchased throughout the month of April.

      All Daily Vendor spaces that are not sold during this 3rd Saturday of each month will always be available to purchase at any time, including the day of the event.

      For all six days we are open, the Day Of Event space fee is slightly higher than the Daily Vendor fee, and for this reason we recommend you purchase your space at least one day in advance.



        In Advance
      Tuesday $ 9
      Wednesday $ 16
      Thursday $ 31
      Friday $ 50
      Saturday $ 18
      Sunday $ 45


        In Advance Day of Event
      Tuesday $ 13 $ 17
      Wednesday $ 20 $ 22
      Thursday $ 38 $ 45
      Friday $ 60 $ 67
      Saturday $ 23 $ 28
      Sunday $ 55 $ 60
      Saturday Garage Sale $ 20 $ 25
      Sunday Garage Sale $ 35 $ 40



      Monthly $ 150


      Daily $ 5
      Monthly $ 45


      Fri Night before 5:30 pm and Sat & Sun before 10:00 am $ 12
      Fri Night after 5:30 pm and Sat & Sun after 10:00 am $ 15
      Monthly (Fri/Sat/Sun) $ 53
      Monthly (vendors w buildings) $ 65
      Vendors pay an additional 50% for each adjacent space



      All Vendors must be on their space by the times listed above; 4:00 pm Friday night, 9:00 am on Saturday, and 8:00 am on all other days, or their space may be sold to a Day of Event vendor.
      Daily VendorSpaces are first released at 9:00 am on the 3rd Saturday of every month. A lottery system is used to determine each vendor’s place in line. Vendors may purchase, at most, up to two adjacent spaces for the entire upcoming month. After the lotto system has ended, as many daily spaces as desired can always be purchased, up to the end of the upcoming month.
      Monthly Vendors must pay for their spaces for the following month on or before the 10th of the current month if their last  name begins with the letter A thru L, and on the 20th of the current month if their last name begins with the letter M thru Z.

  • I’m a Monthly Vendor. When are my space fees due?
    • All spaces are paid for in advance.  If you are a Monthly Vendor your vendor space fees are due for the entire month all at once.  They are due on the 10th or the 20th of the prior month, depending upon the first letter of your last name.  If your last name begins with the letter A thru L, your space fees are due on the 10th of the prior month.  If your last name begins with the letter M thru Z, your space fees are due on the 20th of the prior month.  (Splitting up the due dates for vendors in this manner helps to reduce long lines at the Reservation Office window.)

  • What are the size of your vendor spaces?
    • Most of our spaces are approximately 17 feet wide by 20 feet long.  However, several of our spaces are smaller than this, and several are larger than this.  Below find a map of our swap meet that should help to give you an idea of what our spaces are like.


      Map of our swap meet

  • I’ve already purchased my space. How early can I arrive? What’s the latest I can arrive?
    • Vendor’s Entrance Hours:

      Tuesday: 6:00 am – 8:00 am
      Wednesday: 6:00 am – 8:00 am
      Thursday: 6:00 am – 8:00 am
      Friday: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
      Saturday: 6:00 am – 9:00 am
      Sunday: 6:00 am – 8:00 am

      Any vendor who purchases a space in advance is required to be at their designated space before the end times listed above. Any vendor not on their designated space by the specified times may lose their space to a stand-by vendor. If you are late and do lose your space to another vendor, we will exchange this space for a different space for this same day. If we are sold out and have no spaces available on that day, we will exchange this space for a space on a different day.

      All vendors must enter via our north entrance, on Mica Street, off of Marquardt Avenue.

  • Do you provide tarps, tables, canopies, poles, etc.?
    • No, you’ll have to provide those items yourself.   We do have at least one Monthly Vendor who sells such items.  Please make sure any tarp or canopy is properly secured so that it does not blow away.

  • What if I’ve purchased a space in advance and it rains that day. Do you rain give credits? Do you give refunds?
    • Sorry, no rain credits or cash refunds are ever given.  Daily Vendors may exchange a space they’ve already purchased for an equivalent priced space on another day if they do this at least one day prior.

  • Do you provide electricity for your vendors?
    • Yes, many of our spaces (but not all) have electrical outlets nearby.  Electrical permits are sold on both a daily and monthly basis.  When purchasing your space at the Reservation Office mention you need a space that has electrical outlets nearby.   On the day you sell you should bring a long extension cord with you, since many of the electrical outlets might be located quite some distance from your space.

      Our Electrical Fees are as follows
      Daily: Fri Night before 5:30 pm and Sat & Sun before 10:00 am $ 12
      Daily: Fri Night after 5:30 pm and Sat & Sun after 10:00 am $ 15
      Monthly (Fri/Sat/Sun) $ 53
      Spaces with buildings $ 65
      Vendors pay an additional 50% of the above fees for each adjacent space they may have.

      Reminder: Electrical / Extension cords are never allowed to be strung across our main aisle ways.

  • What am I restricted from selling?
    • Prohibited items include, but are not limited to, the following:

      1. No food, gum, candy, drinks, or other things which may be used for human consumption (except approved fruits, vegetables and other food items for off-site consumption) is allowed.  See management for approval of such items.

      2. No entertainment or carnival-type games to be played by the public without prior approval of management.

      3. No guns, fireworks, or ammunition of any kind is allowed.

      4. No hash or water pipes, roach clips, or other paraphernalia commonly used or associated with the use of marijuana, or other forms of dangerous drugs or narcotics, is allowed.

      5. No endangered species products of any description is allowed.

      6. No items which are illegal or pornographic are allowed, including adult magazines such as Playboy, Playgirl, Penthouse or Hustler.

      7. No items which may constitute patent, trademark or copyright infringement and no counterfeit products, nor any items involving a misrepresentation and warranty, trademark, patent, or copyright infringement of any type is allowed.  If any vendor is found to be in violation of this rule, he/she shall indemnify and hold harmless the Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet from any damages, expenses, or costs which they may incur.

      8. No other item which in the opinion of the management may be hazardous to the health and/or welfare of the vendors and/or other persons on the premises of the Santa Fe Springs Swap Meet is allowed.

      9. No palm reading or fortune telling is allowed.

      10. No motor vehicle sales is allowed.

      11. No ear piercing, body piercing, or tattooing is allowed.

      12. No personal health services is allowed.

      13. No selling of dogs and cats is allowed.